Two Worcester County Men Sentenced to Prison for Human Trafficking

 by Patrick SargentMarch 26, 2019

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WORCESTER - Two men from Worcester County were sentenced to prison on Tuesday after being convicted of human trafficking and multiple counts of making money from earnings of a prostitute.

According to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Angelo Gonzalez, 36, of Worcester was sentenced to seven to nine years in state prison. Gonzalez was ordered to register as a sex offender.

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Last week, Gonzalez was found guilty of human trafficking for sexual servitude and five counts of deriving support from prostitution. The jury found him not guilty of four other counts of human trafficking.

Robert L. Nieves, 25, of Southbridge was sentenced to six to eight years in state prison. He was found guilty of five counts of deriving support from prostitution. The jury found him not guilty of five counts of human trafficking for sexual servitude.

Gonzalez and Nieves were charged in 2016 after an investigation by the Worcester Police Gang Unit and the WPD Detective Bureau, with assistance from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.

The victims in the case were supplied drugs by Gonzalez and Nieves in exchange for performing sex acts for money with others.

In a related case, Fabian Beltran, 25, of Worcester was sentenced in June to six to eight years in state prison after a Superior Court jury found him guilty of human trafficking for sexual servitude and deriving support from prostitution.

A co-defendant was found not guilty of the same charges.

Elvin Gonzalez, the brother of Angelo Gonzalez, is awaiting trial on seven counts of human trafficking for sexual servitude, five counts deriving support from prostitution, rape, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a pregnant person.


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